SYDNEY (Reuters Life!) - Some hotels are renowned for their views or for their service. Others are famed for the outrageous, flamboyant or destructive behavior of their guests.
Travel website travelandleisure (here) has come up with a list of 8 of some of the world 's most notorious hotel rooms. Reuters has not endorsed this list:
1. The Biltmore Hotel, Coral Gables, Florida
During the Prohibition in the 1920s, Al Capone ran a speakeasy out of the Biltmore Hotel while camped out in the 13th-floor Everglades suite. The Al Capone Suite was where hit-man Thomas “Fats” Walsh was fatally shot in 1929.
2. Beverly Hills Hotel, Beverly Hills, California
Reclusive billionaire Howard Hughes racked up millions of dollars in hotel bills while staying on and off for 30 years at the four bungalows at the Beverly Hills Hotel from 1942 onwards. He’d order pineapple upside down cake from his personal chef at 3 a.m. and dance with young starlets.
3. Holiday Inn, Flint, Michigan
The Who drummer Keith Moon, who gained notoriety for his destructive lifestyle, celebrated his 21st birthday in 1967 at the Holiday Inn, in Flint, Michigan, by upsetting a cake, removing his clothes, shattering a tooth, and allegedly driving a Lincoln Continental into the pool.
4. Sunset Tower Hotel, West Hollywood
John Wayne reportedly brought a dairy cow to the balcony of his penthouse at the Sunset Tower Hotel, a 1929 Art Deco landmark, so that he would always have fresh milk.
5. Sheraton Sand Key Resort, Florida
TV evangelist Jim Bakker checked into Room 538 of this hotel with former church secretary turned Playboy model Jessica Hahn in December, 1980. The sex scandal, with allegations of rape and hush money, brought down Bakker’s ministry empire.
6. Hotel Chelsea, New York
Sex Pistol Sid Vicious awoke in Room 100 of New York’s Hotel Chelsea in 1978 to find girlfriend Nancy Spungen on the bathroom floor, dead from a stab wound. Vicious was charged with her murder but while out on bail he died of a heroin overdose.
7. Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Berlin
In 2002 while ensconced in the Presidential Suite Pariser Platz at Berlin’s Hotel Adlon Kempinski, Michael Jackson dangled infant son Prince Michael II out of the third-floor window.
8. Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, Washington D.C.
Room 871 of the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel was registered to a Mr. George Fox in 2008 and shared with aspiring singer Ashley Dupre. George Fox was later found to be New York governor Eliot Spitzer and Dupre was a prostitute.
Editing by Miral Fahmy